Kessler: “I am hitting harder than ever"
On May 19, Mikkel Kessler will move up in weight, clashing with Allan Green for a fringe belt from the WBC organization. Today the Viking Warrior opened his gym during a media workout in Copenhagen. Here is what the three-time world champion had to say about his preparation for a historic night of entertainment at Denmark's most famous football stadium, which also features the live screening of the UEFA Champions League Final and a top undercard.
Q: For the first time of your career, you will be fighting at light heavyweight. How has the training been going?
MK: “Brilliant. I have put on some pounds and I am hitting harder than ever. And I must say I haven't lost any of my speed either. Going up to light heavyweight has given me much more one-punch KO power.”
Q: You haven't fought since last June. You must be thrilled to be back.